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Where Should You Live as a First Year in Manchester?


Student Accommodation Manchester


Manchester is a city with an amazing musical heritage; think The Smiths, Joy Division, The Stone Roses, and New Order- add to that The National Football Museum and The Comedy Store and you’ll see why it’s a great place to study with a lot of northern soul. Traditionally, Southern parts of Manchester – including the traditional university areas, Fallowfield and Salford – have been the most popular with students, due to their proximity to the University campus, as well as their good transport links. There are always lots of properties available here, mainly houses that have been split into shared accommodation. However, in recent years, more students have flocked to the city centre. This has proved a popular choice for a number of reasons: for a start, students living in the centre of town are well placed to stumble into their lectures first thing in the morning, and also have all of the perks of a large city on their doorstep: think cafes, clubs, coffee shops, museums, pubs, shopping centres, and great transport, as well as that buzzy, urban feel that you only get in Britain’s biggest cities.


Where Do First Years Live?


Student accommodation Manchester tends to be concentrated in a few areas, although it would be true to say that there are student houses throughout the city. The Manchester Evening News reported in 2013 that almost half of Manchester’s student houses were concentrated in four of the city’s neighbourhoods: the city centre, Salford, Withington, Ardwick and Hulme, with an impressive 20% of all homes in the centre and Withington registered as student dwellings. Increasingly, perhaps because of the rise in international student numbers, first years are turning their backs on traditional digs and shared houses, opting to rent one or two bedroom flats in the city centre, thus giving them access to a more independent style of living, as well as all of the amenities that the city centre has to offer.


Student Accommodation Salford


Back in 2007, Salford was declared one of the top 5 places in the UK to live “an affluent lifestyle” on a small budget, and things have improved further since then. In 2011, the BBC opened its massive Media City UK complex in Salford Quays, bringing further growth to the area (as well as the chance for residents to spot a few celebrities as they come for TV or radio interviews). Student accommodation Salford also offers good value for money, with a recent survey showing that a massive 78% of student residents would recommend the Seaford Road area . Mistoria Lettings focus around this area as well as surrounding areas with a host of student accommodation and shared housing. While getting into Manchester is never a problem – the area has great bus links – it’s also popular with the student demographic thanks to its variety of things to do. Indeed, Salford also has its own shopping centre (Salford Shopping City) as well as local shops, pubs, bars, and more – it’s possible to enjoy a rewarding student life here without feeling that you’re living on top of the university itself. Here at Mistoria we believe the Salford area is an affordable location for students to live during their years at University and all of our properties are finished to a high standard making your overall living experience comfortable and enjoyable.

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